The U.S. Small Business Administration has issued a one-page form which makes it simpler to request forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loans. It also includes newly revised forms that are in line with the latest stimulus legislation.
The COVID-19 relief package that Congress adopted last month revived the PPP with $284 billion of funds for small businesses that want forgiveness loans to help them cope with the economic fallout of the coronavirus epidemic. The law requires that the SBA provide simplified forms within the first 24 hours of the legislation’s signing into law. This was done to make it easier to apply for forgiveness. The legislation also contained conditions to encourage banks in the community to lend more, especially to minority-owned businesses who were unable to obtain loans last year.
“The Small Business Administration met the requirement to issue the one-page form for PPP loan forgiveness within 24 days of the date of enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021,” wrote Ed Zollars, a partner with Thomas, Zollars & Lynch CPAs, on his Current Federal Tax Developments blog for Kaplan Financial Education. “The agency also published new forms that were updated.”
First Draw PPP Conditions for loan forgiveness
Nc Teaching Fellows Loan Forgiveness – First Draw PPP loans granted to eligible borrowers qualify for total loan forgiveness within the 8-to 24-week covered period following the loan’s disbursement
- This is also true for pay and benefits for employees.
- The loan funds are used on payroll as well as other expenses eligible for reimbursement; and
- At least 60% of profits are used for the cost of payroll
Second Draw PPP Loan Forgiveness Terms
Second Draw PPP loans to eligible customers are qualified for loan forgiveness when the loan is repaid within an 8– to 24 week period.
- Employee and compensation levels are maintained in the same way in accordance with the First Draw PPP loan
- The loan proceeds are used on payroll expenses and other expenses that are eligible and
- Minimum 60% of funds go to payroll costs
- When and how do I apply for loan forgiveness?
A borrower can apply for forgiveness once the loan’s proceeds for which the borrower is requesting forgiveness have been utilized. Borrowers are able to apply for forgiveness any time up to the maturity date of the loan. If borrowers do not apply for forgiveness within 10 months of the expiration date of the loan are able to receive the loan payment from their PPP lender.